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Trains from London to Bradford

Heading up north for the day? Perhaps you are planning to catch up with friends, or hoping to explore the countryside? With Grand Central’s trains from the capital to Bradford, you can make your way to this cosmopolitan city in comfort. 

No matter whether you are hoping to explore the cobbled streets, or wanting to try a few dishes at a world-famous curry house, when you choose to travel on one our trains from London to Bradford, you can sit back, unwind and take advantage of the onboard facilities available. 

If you would like more information on the timetable or journey duration, then read on for everything you need to know about Grand Central’s London to Bradford trains.

What is the average journey time on a London to Bradford train?

A train from London to Bradford will typically take around three hours. However, it’s important to keep in mind that journey times can vary depending on when you’re travelling and which train operator you’re travelling with. We run four direct trains from London to Bradford daily, meaning that once you hop on board, you can relax until you reach the historic northern city.

To find out how long your journey will take, view our live London to Bradford train times nearer to departure, or look at the details when you make your booking.

What services are available on Grand Central trains from London to Bradford?

When you choose to travel on a Grand Central train, we will do everything we can to ensure that your journey is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. That’s why we offer a fantastic range of onboard facilities. On your way to Bradford, you can check your emails, scroll through social media or catch up with the latest news using our free Wi-Fi. When you’re in need of some light refreshments, you can choose from a selection of fresh, local food and drink options, including delicious sandwiches and smooth coffee. 

If you’d prefer to stretch out on a soft, reclining seat complete with an abundance of leg room, our First Class option provides the perfect environment to relax, work, or watch the world go by.

What ticket do I need for a London to Bradford train?

Depending on when you’d like to travel, who you’d like to travel with, what class you’d prefer to relax in and whether you’d want to return to London, there are various ticket types available for you to choose from. 

If you will be ending your journey in Bradford, a Single ticket will be perfect for you, but if you need to get back to London, then a Return will be your best option. 

If you know the date and time that you’d like to travel, you can also purchase an Advance ticket, which will be valid for specific London to Bradford trains on certain days. If, however, you need a bit more flexibility, then an Anytime fare will be more suitable. We also offer Off-peak tickets, which are available for London to Bradford trains outside the usual busy commuting hours on weekdays.

How do I book train tickets from London to Bradford?

Securing your London to Bradford train tickets could not be easier. Simply head to our journey planner and input all your travel details. After you have chosen the journey that’s right for you, you can opt to collect your tickets at the station, by post or receive an e-ticket. 

From there, you’ll have the chance to review your order, before paying for your fare.

Things to do in Bradford

From fascinating museums to lush green parks, Bradford offers an array of activities that will help to keep you busy.

Hosting international dance events – as well as Yorkshire’s biggest panto – the Alhambra Theatre is the perfect spot to watch a show. After the production has finished, why not take the short trip to Saltaire Village, where you can dine at one of the independent eateries, or pop into some of the quaint shops? These examples are just a couple of the most popular tourist attractions, but if you’d prefer to delve deeper into the history of the city, you can check out the National Science and Media Museum, as well as Bradford Industrial Museum.

Promo Grid

  • London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange
    •          Peak services (except Fridays)
               Trains not calling at Pontefract Monkhill
    • Monday - Friday
      London Kings Cross 10:57 14:57 16:27 19:48
      Doncaster 12:35 16:31 18:04 21:22
      Pontefract Monkhill 12:58 16:55       -       -
      Wakefield Kirkgate 13:15 17:14 18:31 21:51
      Mirfield 13:27 17:27 18:46 22:03
      Brighouse 13:36 17:35 19:54 22:11
      Halifax 13:48 17:47 19:06 22:26
      Low Moor 13:55 17:54 19:14 22:34
      Bradford Interchange (arrive) 14:02 18:01 19:21 22:41
    • Saturday
      London Kings Cross 10:48 15:48 16:27 19:57
      Doncaster 12:22 17:21 18:05 21:34
      Pontefract Monkhill       -       -        - 22:03
      Wakefield Kirkgate 12:50 17:50 18:31 22:21
      Mirfield 13:02 18:02 18:46 22:33
      Brighouse 13:10 18:10 18:54 22:41
      Halifax 13:20 18:22 19:05 22:55
      Low Moor 13:27 18:30 19:13 23:02
      Bradford Interchange (arrive) 13:35 18:40 19:19 23:11
    • Sunday
      London Kings Cross 11:50 15:50 18:53 19:26
      Doncaster 13:21 17:22 20:39 21:00
      Pontefract Monkhill       -       -      -       -
      Wakefield Kirkgate 13:45 17:51 21:00 21:24
      Mirfield 13:58 18:03 21:16 21:39
      Brighouse 14:06 18:11 21:23 21:46
      Halifax 14:19 18:22 21:34 21:58
      Low Moor 14:27 18:30 21:41 22:06
      Bradford Interchange (arrive) 14:35 18:37 21:48 22:13
    • One-way system in operation at London King's Cross
      Please be aware that due to COVID-19 restrictions, a one-way system is in operation at London King's Cross station. Please allow additional time for transfers when travelling to or from the station, particularly when using the London Underground.